Monatomic will be strongly-fancied to continue the good form of Gordon Elliott, Gigginstown House Stud and Davy
Russell in today’s Clonmel Supporters Club Beginners chase.
The Arcadio gelding has raced twice over fences and crashed at the last, when in front, on his fencing bow at Tramore (in the race won by Teqany)
And, last time, he ran a cracker in a rated novice event at Fairyhouse, when a mistake at the final fence hindered his chance of mastering Ellie Mac, which prevailed by a half-length.
Today’s race is confined to horses rated 116, or lower, over hurdles. and Monatomic’s Fairyhouse effort, against a rival now rated 126, with a 122-rated rival (Thecraicisninety) back in third, suggests he’s a bit better than that level.
12.05. Smoking Gun (Nap)
1.45. She’s made it
2.50. Peacocks Secret
3.25. Western honour
Double: Scarpeta and Smoking Gun
O’Hehir’s Longshot: Uno Momento (12.40)